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 Welcome to the Nursing Homepage


   
     
 

Nursing is one of the most diverse and exciting careers in today’s health
care field.  It provides unlimited opportunities and intangible benefits for
those who enter the profession.  Nursing is a career for those interested
in a challenge, as well as those who seek the reward of caring for others. 

Big Bend Community College’s Nursing Program combines classroom
work with skills laboratory and clinical experiences to provide students
with a solid foundation of knowledge and experience.  Nurses are
educated to function in a variety of clinical situations that meet the
diverse needs of individuals, their families, and communities. 
As students progress from simple to complex concepts, the primary
goal of the school is to prepare students to become safe and
responsible beginning practitioners.

 

The Mission of the Nursing Program

The Primary purpose of the Nursing Program at Big Bend Community College is to prepare the
students to become safe and responsible beginning practitioners.

We Believe that Nursing Education:
   
  is a continuing process
     builds on previous learning & experiences requires active involvement of the student
     focuses on health for the individual, the family & the community

 

 



Accreditations

 

The Nursing Assistant - Certified (NAC) Program is approved by the
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services Aging
and Disabilities Services Administration and the Washington State
Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. 

The Practical Nursing (PN) Program is approved by the Washington
State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission and the
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. 

The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program is approved
by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance
Commission, the Washington State Board for Community
and Technical Colleges and the National League for Nursing

Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). Comments about this program may be
directed to NLNAC at 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 500, Atlanta GA 30326. Phone 404.975.5000. 

All programs at Big Bend Community College are approved by the
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

 

 Contact Us

To reach us by phone call 509-793-2137

Email: NursingProgram@bigbend.edu

 Katherine Christian,
 RN, MSN ED
 Director of Health
 Education Office: 1714


Heidi Bratsch
Health Education Dept. Office Assistant
Phone: 509.793.2137
Office: 1713

Nursing Faculty

Jennifer Brooks, BSN, RN, MCE
Nursing Instructor & NSNA Advisor
Office: 1712

Mercedes Gonzalez-Aller, RN, MSN, ARNP
Nursing Instructor
Office: 1705

Janet Elliston, RN, MSN/MHP
Nursing Instructor
Office:  1704

Nursing Assistant Faculty

  Kathy Erwin, RN
Nursing Assistant Instructor
Phone: 509.793.2132
Office: 1711

Bev Owens, RNC, MSN
Reachable via email only


Division Chair
Allied Health and P.E.
Jennifer Brooks, BSN, RN, MCE
Nursing Instructor & NSNA Advisor
Office: 1712